Ahhh . . . Romance. For awhile last year I was on a kick about anything that had to do with weddings or sudden marriages. It started with:
|The Knight and Maggie's Baby|
|The Marriage Pact|
|The Sometime Bride|
|Almost a Bride|
Why romance, you might ask. I'm a sucker for the happily ever after. Usually in stories like these there is a fun and interesting way to get there. That makes the journey that much more exciting.
Now on to the Paranormal. That draw has a bit more of a story.
At a very young age, this little Kansas girl sat down to watch "The Wizard of Oz". I will admit right here and now, that movie scared the crap out of me as a kid. Tornados, houses flying to another land, witches, talking lions, and those flying monkeys were enough to give me nightmares for years.
As I got older, I started to wonder why I had been so scared. Then I began to seek out movies that would scare me just so I could figure it out. After several dozen so-called scary movies, I couldn't find a reason. Then I saw "Jeepers Creepers" and "The Grudge". It hit me. Those two movies along with "The Wizard of Oz" were the most realistic to me. We have tornados all the time in Kansas. I could possibly be sucked up in one at some point in my life. I could move into a house where someone had died a violent death or get lost on a country road with my sister.
That was my next task, to find those believable stories in books. My first forage into the realm of the believable Paranormal was the Twilight Saga.
So, okay, not that believable, but vampires do intrigue me. So I went on to Claudia Gray's Evernight Series.
From there I discovered Kelly Armstrong's Darkest Powers Trilogy.
Then came two books that could scare anyone, Kendare Blake's Anna Series.
Every one of those novels had their own dash of truth in them. In the summer of 2008, I sat down at my computer and began to write my own believable Paranormal novel. That was when The Redemption Series was born. I bring a new outlook on vampires, angels, demons, and my own favorite creation, the shadow walker. My Catholic upbringing also came into play as I began writing about the Archangel Peter. My main character, Lily, is a vampire with a connection to God that I believe people can relate to. So in looking for believable paranormal adventures, I was able to create my own along the way. "Redemption" is an Adult Paranormal Romance that was published May 26th, 2011. Book two, "Revisited" was published August 2nd, 2012. Book three, "Resolution", the final book of the series is still in the works.
My journey continues as I read a mixture of Romance and Paranormal, ranging from Young Adult to Erotica. I'm having fun sharing my thoughts on what I read and hope that others are able to enjoy each story as much as I do.
This is me on Day 2. Stay tuned for what I have in store for the rest of the week!